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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Crafty Individuals Masks!

Hellooo again!  Did you know that Crafty Individuals are selling their own masks & dies now???  Such interesting shapes which go perfectly with their gorgeous stamps!  Over at The Craft Barn Blog we are playing with these this week :D  I chose the Gilded Birdcage mask to have fun with.  We are also going with an Autumnal theme/colourway.  Firstly a card...


I used distress inks over the mask for the background then added some crackle stamp & grassy leaf border in Versafine sepia.  The bird is a Tando mini which was treated to the distress inks as were the leaves.

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Here is my Calendar page to match...


This time I used the mask as a stencil and just drew around the shape with a fine black pen, adding white pen to some areas. Everytime I look at this page all I can see is St Pauls Cathedral...perhaps its time I went for a return visit to climb all those steps :D  I have to say that although this mask is very delicate in design its incredibly sturdy and withstood my scrubbing brush!

From The Craft Barn:


Crafty Individuals Bird cage Mask
Artemio Leaves

...and this weeks special offer is MUST HAVE if you love Crafty Individuals!

20% off selected Crafty Individuals stamps. 
From CI-017 to CI-250 included
use code CRAFTY20 at checkout

Thank you so much for popping by, HUGS xxx

6 comments:

Dawn said...

Gorgeous work darling, you've used those yummy warm colours I love again! Your card background is superb, I am seriously coveting that crackle stamp now ha ha ha.
I love the monochrome look on your calendar, the masks are fab for creating effective backgrounds aren't they.
Huge hugs sweetie x x x x

Kaz said...

Both of these area gorgeous Karen and I can see where you're coming from with St Pauls.
Lovely stuff as usual xxx

Angelnorth said...

These are fab, I particularly like the calm and sophisticated look of the calendar page!

Gez said...

Yess..!! Feed the birds twopence a bag!!!

Fantastic creations Karen.XXXX

Kathy said...

2 lovely projects Karen - I especially like the first one because those colours are so warm and sunny

Traceyr said...

Both your creations are grand Karen. I don't see St. Paul's at all. haha :)